Gary Keever isn’t ready to pull the plug on the poisoned, historic live oak trees at Toomer’s Corner. But the Auburn University professor of horticulture has a backup plan, just in case.
“We’ve had offers from people in Florida and Birmingham that plant huge trees,” Keever told the Opelika-Auburn News following a Thursday morning press conference on the lawn of Samford Hall regarding the possibility of transplanting adult oaks. “Once everything cranks up – it could happen within a matter of weeks. It’s done all of the time.